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an officer down after a shootout on dc streets. >> they say pictures woare rth a thousand words. these are generating a lot . more . >> can't imagine any discount beinrtg woh your personal safety. >> wow. i heard about it all across the country that there were fights.
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i 'tdidnw knoit was right in our own backyard. >> it was. a fist fight in an all-out brawl at a victoria's secret. we begin with breaking news. two people shot. one of them a dc police officer. >> it happened in the 1300 block of queens street northeast. that's the trinidad neighborhood. how's that officer doing? >> reporter: the officer is not offering many details about his condition. we're told he left the scene conscious and breathing. the police have a few blocks of queens street blocked off as they investigate this shooting. as you can see, it happened smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood. it was a gunfire exchange that happened right in the middle of the street. chief kathy lanier said they were here investigating when a fire broke out with an adult male suspect.
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gunfire broke out, and what sparked the gunfire exchange is still being investigated but we do know that the officer and investigator have been both shot. the extent of their injuries have not been released. like i said, the officer was breathing and conscious when he left the hospital. that unit works to recover guns, and they were under cover. but police have not released whether that officer was under cover while working. the chief says this is very early in the investigation. >> we're trying to find out the facts that we have and make sure we have everything we need to sort through this investigation. so a lot of people still out this night. it's a warm night and we have a lot of people to talk to. >> police say right now, they are not looking for any other suspects. but like we mentioned, it is a very fluid situation, and they are just beginning this situation.
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live in northeast, wusa9. tonight, we have new trformation about that deadly ain derailment. >> that tops the news and the most important stories in your world tonight in 90 seconds. >> simply put, based on these data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functioning properly. >> increasingly, the investigation focuses on human error. the engineer told first responders on sunday that before the train went off the tracks, he began to quote days, thinking about nothing in particular. >> checking up on the nation's health care website. the president said the site is working well for the vast majority of users. >> it's working now and going to keep working better over time. >> the problems go well beyond the website. >> this bill was fundamentally flawed. >> a proposed decrease in the minimum wage to 11.50 an hour has approval from the dc council but there's one more
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approval to clear before it heads off to the mayor's desk. >> mayor gray is determined to talk about his successes after the election since the campaign that got him there. >> i have said that repeatedly, bruce. >> radar showing showers back from detroit into chicago. notice everything is moving north and east. it's going to stay away from us now. we'll be tracking showers tomorrow and tracking winter precipitation over the weekend. >> the republican-controlled house has passed a 10-year ban on plastic fire arms that can evade metal detectors and x-ray machines. >> and the senate could vote on the bill monday, just hours before the law expires the very next day. this was quite a day for the dc police department. one officer in the hospital tonight with a gunshot wound. and tonight, another is behind bars. >> earlier tonight, mulla leggy talked to kathy lanier about
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another officer facing child pornography charges. >> reporter: it was officers from this building in the seventh district who arrested washington, after he was accused of possessing and creating child pornography. >> we had an officer who was sworn to protect the public, and now we have an allegation that was sworn to protect the public, now he's just done this horrible act to hurt members in the community. >> the missing 15-year-old girl called police sunday to report that her daughter returned home. he allegedly asked to speak to the girl in private in her bedroom. while they were in there, authorities asked her to remove her clothing. after asking why, he said he needed the images for evidence. she ultimately did remove her clothing, and he allegedly took pictures, pictures that were never used for evidence.
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. >> after washington left her home, the 15-year-old told her mother what happened and they called police. a few hours later, police arrested one of their own. >> i think what a lot of people don't realize is this is a blow to the gut of every good police officer on the metropolitan police department. we're going to treat everybody the same. if you are involved in criminal activity, we're going to arrest you. it doesn't matter who you are or who you work for. >> police say washington attempted to delete photos from his camera but they were recovered by police, along with 23 other photos of unidentified victims, at least two of whom appear to be minor. >> if this allegation appears to be true, the person who had the guts to call and tell us so that we could investigate this is responsible for protecting others, and that's really what it's all about, is we want to protect any future victims. >> mpd is urging anyone who had a similar encounter with any
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officer to come forward and report to police. . tonight, a montgomery county teacher is on the run. the 25-year-old is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old autistic boy before avoiding investigators and taking off to hong kong. the alleged student was a victim at the frost school in rockville. his dad described the day they drove past the school on the way to report the abuse. >> he began to literally rip pieces of the door panel off the inside of our car. it's challenging for him because with autism, he does not display his emotions, but he feels them deeper than most of us. >> police believe she sent cellacious text messages to the teen while they were at church and showed up at the home and had sex with that boy. there's a new ad campaign out there that has heads turning and eye brows raising.
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why metro is taking the heat once again, and this time, it's got nothing to do with their service. metro center, it's packed with a symphony of commuter sights and sounds. and on the walls that house all of this hustle and bustle hangs several posters that draw quite a bit of vire. you have to slow down a bit to see what they're talking about but if you have a second, the sore spots are prominently displayed. they have new upgrades across the rail and bus system. the back lash stems from the responses from women depicted in the ads. one says what? another says, i have no idea what you just said. how about this one? can't we just talk about shoes? >> i'm not even a huge feminist and i think it just makes us look stupid. it's a bad marketing campaign. i work in pr and this is horrible. >> reporter: metro says they have about seven variations of this sign, include thanksgiving
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one depicting two men. another asks about a 32 foot model bus. his buddy replies, dude, it's a bus. we asked metro riders about this specific sign. >> are you offended by this? >> no, i just kind of glanced at it. >> i don't think it's offensive. >> reporter: clearly, the controversy seems to be rooted in the ads depicting women than n. >> i think there are better ways to accomplish this sort of, i mean. >> reporter: as a response, these signs say, quote, the point is to get people to talk about metro's massive rebuilding effort by juxtaposing a variety of light responses in conversation between friends. metro, however, has not said whether the back lash they're receiving for some of these signs are forcing them to remove them. ken molestina, wusa 9. new tonight, caught on camera, this is a troubled man
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with apparently a death wish. take a look. police say this surveillance video shows a man named john sterner buying a gas can, and the gas to go with it, just moments before he douced himself, lit himself on fire, and then ran inside that church in ocean city. it was a week ago today that sterner died, along with the pastor at st. paul's by the sea episcopal. a woman there was badly burned and is still in the hospital. police are not sure whether sterner wanted to kill himself that day or anybody else. and tonight, they may never know. there have been reports a student was rejected because of his sexuality as a member of kappa alphapsi. he filed a complaint with the university. a morgan state spokesperson said that the fraternity violated discrimination regulations after discovering text messages from frat members. a brutal beating caught on
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camera, and it happened on one of the busiest shopping days of >>e year, black friday. mielke hgren s hathe crazy d ano from inside the westfiel napolis mall. >>teeporr: the fight broke out on friday just after midnight at victoria's secret. you see the police trying to break it up as women throw punches and kicks. >> this is ridiculous. they were totally out of control. >> nothing you buy oris wth that much. >> 35 seconds is too loo ng tbe beaten in the face. wow, i heard about it all across the country that that were fights, and i didn't know it was right in our own backyard. >> reporter: the 17-year-old victim contacted police saying she'd never seen her attackers before. she says one of them pushed her down, jumped on her and pushed her in the head before a second woman jumped in. police released still pictures of the women they'd like to
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question. >> the suspects might have a legitimate reason. they could have been assaulted themselves. but we don't know that. so we're trying to get to the bottom of the story. >> reporter: and this is the second big fight caught on tape at the annapolis mall just in the past six months. in june, two teenage girls fought each other in front of things remembered and were later ba fnnedthrom lle ma. >> t can'inimage any discount being worth your personal safety. in reporter: police say those edvolv in theacblk friday fight could face charges, including assault and disorderly conduct. >> there's a lot of people, you're going to get bumped into, you're going to get stepped on. it's going to happen but we need patience. this is unacceptable. >> helgren reporting. my goodness. like the one woman said, no, you know, pair of underwear, whatever it is, no discount is worth that much. one family struggled to find affordable care for their heroin addicted son and insurance coverage to pay for his treatment.
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lucas was denied the chance for treatment. >> when my mother called the insurance company, they said they can't go there. >> by then, the family waited at intake nearly 12 hours. >> i said, my son is sick. please. >> it was long enough for lucas to go into withdrawal and need to be hospitalized. he's home now but his family is still struggling. >> every day, i have to go up and wonder if he's relapsed and make sure he's breathing when i
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go into his room in the morning, and it breaks my heart. remarkably, lucas was able to get back his prized guitar and slowly his self confidence. >> he's a good band in an addict's body. i love him with all my heart. >> reporter: opiate blockers have helped him stay clean, most recently a monthly injection of a drug called vivit rol. a single shot cost $1200, and it's not covered by the family's insurance. >> i just say my prayers, almost hourly, say to my son, please, save my son, please. >> reporter: andrea mccarren, wusa9. have insurance companies blocked your family's ability to get help for a loved one? join the conversation on our wusa 9 facebook page. exactly when weather will hit your neighborhood hours before it happens.
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wusa 9's first alert weather. >> no complaints from this department when it comes to the weather. it was a beautiful day. >> it was 56, above average. >> i was surprised when i went outside. it wasn't freezing cold. >> a year ago today, it was 71 for a record. not quite that nice, but nice enough, and the 60s are on the way. but don't let it -- you're going to fall into a false sense of security. temperature downtown, low 40s. it's fallen pretty quick. the clouds have stayed away a little bit longer, so 43 downtown. the dew point is still in the upper 30s so it's not going to fall below that. humidity 82%, winds are pretty much dead calm. widen out the radar. we have one system to the north of us and all of this shower activity and a little bit of snow in michigan, that faces north of us. this activity moving through raleigh right now will stay south and east. it could clip southern maryland early in the morning. but for the most part, the difference between tomorrow and today will be cloud cover. so bus stop, chilly, 30s and 40s, but not windy. mild with more clouds than
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tuesday, on wednesday, and then warmer thursday. the 60s come back on thursday. and you probably need your umbrella by friday. a little more organized rain and showers. until then, it's just a couple of stray showers on the way. so overnight, returning mostly cloudy, just chilly. temps bumped down just a little bit. 32 to 42, and winds south- southeast at 10:00. by morning, chilly, 30s and 40s, still a light wind. by afternoon, mostly cloudy, breezy and mild, a sprinkle or shower is possible. high temperatures around 55. that's a pretty good deal and winds out of the south- southeast at about 10-15. so we'll break it down. city temps in the 40s to start, 44, both at 5:00 a.m. and at 7:00 a.m. upper 40s by 9:00, low 50s by 11:00, and mid-50s by 1:00. and there could be some showers in the afternoon. got a stray shower on wednesday, mid-50s, warmer on thursday, stray shower, 66, and then on friday, warmer showers,
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and 61. leaving it at a green alert right now because it's going to be 61 degrees for crying out loud. our next seven days, friday morning shower possible, and chilly upper 40s, still watching that wintry mix. models are not waiving on this at all. they're quite emphatic about the low level air, freezing rain and sleet. cold again tuesday with rain possibly ending as snow and the wintry mix couldn't come at the best time. the ravens in time and the bb & t classic. >> i'm looking at your seven- day, and i think every single day there's some kind of wet stuff on there. >> but 60s, man. [laughing]. >> so if you're hanging up lights again tomorrow and thursday, tomorrow and thursday. it's 88 feet tall covered with 10,000 lights and it is all yours. >> well, yeah, you and 300 million other americans. of course, we're talking about the capital's christmas tree. house speaker john boehner presiding over the lighting ceremony a bit earlier today out on the west lawn of the capital building. sure looks pretty.
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the tree, by the way, is an angleman spruce from coldville national forest way out in washington state. >> very pretty. and about three weeks until christmas. can you believe it? in the spirit of the season, you can give joy to holiday families and kids in need in our area with our virtual joy drive, so easy. let me show you how easy. >> so here's how you can do . you can even do it from where you're watching us right now. go to wusa, and click on the give joy tab at the top of the page. from there, it will direct you to this page. and if you want to give a gift, you click on that and scroll down, and you will see a list of organizations that volunteers of america supports. so i'm going to pick opportunities of growth housing in prince georges county maryland. that's going to direct you to an amazon page. what you're looking at right now are all the toys on the wish list of the kids in that organization.
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i see tye beanie baby gary the snail. i'm going to purchase that. so i add that to my cart and i check out, and you're given a couple of options of where you want to ship it to. you want to ship it directly to the organization. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the ennmviroent, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand.
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now, game on with kristin berset live from the wusa9 cadillac sports desk. >> watching the capitals bounce back from a four-game losing streak by winning their next two. oose been a roller coaster of a season and it looked like they were back on track. however, it was all they could muster before adding another l in the loss column. at the verizon center, in the second, carolina already up 1-0 after the long flat pass, jeff skinner takes it, fires it and scores, makes it look too easy. the hurricane scored three times in the second period. capitals get blown out 4-1, the final. and we have our first chance to shout out at the newest member of the washington
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nationals. he's coming to dc to bolster the nationals' roster and is hoping for big things from his new team. >> it's exciting for me knowing the team i'm going to be playing with this year, knowing the coaches and everybody involved, it's a big league ball club that's right on the right track to being in the ball season. i'm excited to be part of it and hopefully that's exactly where we take it this year. pink floyd, liza minelli, notorious b.i.g.they all sang about it, talking about the money, money, money. something most teenagers don't even think about. and that's where the washington redskins come in. diane roberts has our financial fitness plan. >> most everybody loves money, greenbacks, the benjamins. whatever you call it, it can help lead you to financial security. that is if you learn early in
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life the value of a buck. some washington redskinses tried to teach budgeting and money management. >> you've just got to be smart about investments that you do. >> they took part in a financial literacy workshop at the charter school in northeast. these student athletes got the point. >> i spent money like very fast. so hopefully, this will teach me how to budget my money up. these guys are millionaires. >> everyone's not fortunate enough to make those millions of dollars. so know that you have to plan for life after football. >> the burgundy and gold players say they are here because they want to make a difference. >> you can't get all of them, but if you can just get one, but any more than that is a bonus. >> diane roberts, wusa 9 sports. >> can we get an encore or something? >> it's all about the money,
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